Any Mardi Gras party would be remiss without a whole lot of hurricanes (and a whole lot of rum). Try this classic hurricane recipe, serve your drink in these neon glasses (eTundra, $78 for two dozen), and float around your soiree with a smug smile that says, "Look how easy it is to throw a Mardi Gras party."
The strawberry daiquiri is a standard on Bourbon Street, and it's easy to see why. Strawberries, lemon and lime, and lots and lots of ice: What's not to love? Try this recipe for a pitcher of slushy daiquiris and add some Mardi Gras ice cubes (read: light-up neon ice cubes!) (Windy City Novelties, $9 for four) to the mix for an exceptionally festive time.
If you need a drink for the vegan/child/adult in your life who loves ginger ale, try this vegan Mardi Gras punch and please the crowd. Serve it with these unique Mardi Gras napkins and take a bow on your way out (Amazon, $5).
There's a whole lot of brandy in this Southern punch drink, which is why we're sure you'll love it. Pair your punch with these beaded coasters and call the whole thing a French Quarter special, and you've outdone your hosting duties (Goodsmiths, $30 for four).
This fiery cocktail (which contains Tabasco!) is spicy and original and shows your guests that you don't just follow Mardi Gras trends, you set them. Serve it with a side of spicy gumbo for extra pizzazz.
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